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Why are all these "indie" games exact replicas of one another?

#11PoorCountryPosted 2/4/2013 6:41:32 PM
hyperskate65 posted...
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Who ever said they were?


His point was that AAA games are categorically repetitive, too. I saw a trend start with Resident Evil 4's camera. After that it was Gears of War, and then it was Dead Space (which had the sole distinction of having a horror paintjob, which it's shed recently only to be that much more similar to other games).

To the TC: They're sidescrollers, but that describes presentation moreso than other aspects of a game. Cave Story and Braid aren't very similar gameplay-wise. I think it's chosen because it's an easy look to achieve (easier than 3D modeling, or isometric views in which you're dealing with perspective 2D art, and that can be a beehive), and is more conducive to story-telling than something like the Tetris format. Notice how a lot of the outstanding Indie games have a significant story element.
#12dj___rollPosted 2/4/2013 6:43:40 PM
Quote:hyperskate65 posted...
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Who ever said they were?


It was a joksie, broskie.

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#13lambchipsPosted 2/4/2013 6:44:34 PM
i guess you havent played this game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXty2JYIjPo
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#14BokuxPicoPosted 2/4/2013 6:45:25 PM
Not surprised a Raiders fan would come up with a thread this dumb.
#15AnthonM2Posted 2/5/2013 4:59:36 AM
Indie games, one of the worst things that happened to the industry.
#16nouseravailablePosted 2/5/2013 5:02:22 AM
Its like the big tittles, there are creative ones, there are others that are just the same crap as anything else...
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#17Stanger5150Posted 2/5/2013 9:14:45 AM
AnthonM2 posted...
Indie games, one of the worst things that happened to the industry.


Why?

Once again, "indie" is not a genre, it's a studio/budget size.
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#18EseenuzPosted 2/5/2013 9:16:29 AM
I prefer the term Independent games
#19817Cowboys87Posted 2/5/2013 9:19:15 AM(edited)
Amnesia: Dark Descent is considered an indie game. That is the only justification i need to know indie games deserve their spot in the gaming culture.
#20EseenuzPosted 2/5/2013 9:22:43 AM
Isn't Pixel Junk 4 a.m. independent game?

The game's music and gameplay/art direction/features are quite unique lol